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Success! Victor from Kenya raised $700 to fund hypospadias repair.

Victor
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$700
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Victor's treatment was fully funded on October 7, 2019.

Photo of Victor post-operation

December 5, 2019

Victor underwent hypospadias repair.

Victor had successful hypospadias surgery, which has greatly improved his quality of life. He now can use the restroom normally.

“We really appreciate the much help accorded towards my son’s surgical care,” says Victor’s mother.

Victor had successful hypospadias surgery, which has greatly improved his quality of life. He now can use the restroom normally. “We rea...

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September 17, 2019

Victor is young boy from Kenya. Victor, a quiet boy aged seven years was diagnosed with hypospadias, a congenital condition where the urethral orifice is abnormally placed. Since then, it has been a journey of hospitalization but still, Victor has not had surgical care. When they heard how much it would cost for Victor to undergo surgery, his parents opted to stay back and hope all would fall into place someday. Through the Bethany Kids mobile clinic team, Victor was referred to our facility where surgery has been recommended. If not treated, he is at risk of having fertility problems and social stigma. Victor is the only child to his mother and together, lives in a one-room rental house in Nairobi suburbs. His father, abandoned them long before Victor was born. Victor’s mother sells second-hand clothes to sustain her family needs. She is however not able to raise the funds needed for Victor’s surgical care.

Victor was born with hypospadias, a congenital abnormality that causes urinary dysfunction. Without treatment, he will continue to experience uncomfortable symptoms and will be at risk of infertility.

Fortunately, Victor is scheduled to undergo corrective surgery on September 17th. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $700 to cover the total cost of his procedure and care.

Victor Says, “I dream big- dreams of becoming a surgeon one day to help others. Please help me get treated.”

Victor is young boy from Kenya. Victor, a quiet boy aged seven years was diagnosed with hypospadias, a congenital condition where the urethr...

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Victor's Timeline

  • September 17, 2019
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Victor was submitted by Robert Kariuki, Process Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare, our medical partner in Kenya.

  • September 18, 2019
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Victor received treatment at BethanyKids Kijabe Hospital (BKKH). Medical partners often provide care to patients accepted by Watsi before those patients are fully funded, operating under the guarantee that the cost of care will be paid for by donors.

  • September 19, 2019
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Victor's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • October 07, 2019
    FULLY FUNDED

    Victor's treatment was fully funded.

  • December 05, 2019
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Victor's treatment was successful. Read the update.

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Treatment
Hypospadius Repair
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $700 for Victor's treatment
Hospital Fees
$684
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$12
Supplies
$0
Labs
$4
  • Symptoms
  • Impact on patient's life
  • Cultural or regional significance

​What kinds of symptoms do patients experience before receiving treatment?

Hypospadias is a congenital defect in which the opening of the urethra is on the underside of the penis. The urethra is the tube that drains urine from the bladder. In males, the opening of the urethra is normally at the end of the penis. Symptoms of hypospadias vary. This condition may cause genital malformation and urinary dysfunction. It can lead to infections, social stigma, and infertility.

​What is the impact on patients’ lives of living with these conditions?

If this condition is not repaired, it can lead to urinary dysfunction, genital malformation, infertility, and increased risk of urinary tract infections.

What cultural or regional factors affect the treatment of these conditions?

Hypospadias is one of the most common birth defects in boys. It is the most frequent congenital urological anomaly, occurring in 1–3 per 1,000 live births.

  • Process
  • Impact on patient's life
  • Risks and side-effects
  • Accessibility
  • Alternatives

What does the treatment process look like?

After surgery, the patient is monitored closely and discharged from the hospital after five days. Stitches will be removed during a follow-up appointment.

What is the impact of this treatment on the patient’s life?

The urethra will be corrected, improving urinary function.

What potential side effects or risks come with this treatment?

This is a low-risk procedure, and the impact of this surgery lasts a lifetime. If the patient has complicated hypospadias, he may need to undergo further surgery. Follow-up visits with a urologist may also be needed, particularly when patients reach puberty.

How accessible is treatment in the area? What is the typical journey like for a patient to receive care?

There are few quality care centers in the region. Hospitals lack adequate resources and expertise to treat this condition.

What are the alternatives to this treatment?

Surgery is not required for mild cases. Otherwise, there is no alternative.

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